Cost of Preschool Childcare

The cost of childcare for preschoolers

Full Time Preschooler Childcare Costs

Full Time Preschooler Childcare Costs

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These data show the 50th percentile of weekly full-time costs for Childcare Centers, Type A Homes, and Type B Homes in Springfield.

Definitions for Childcare Centers, Type A, and Type B Homes come from the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services:

“Child Care Centers – seven or more children at one time.

Type A Home providers can care for 7-12 children at one time, however, each staff member can care for no more than six children at one time (and no more than three children under age two).

Type B Home providers can care for no more than 6 children at one time (and no more than 3 children under age 2). Children under 6 years of age related to the provider (including the provider’s own children) and residents of the home must be included in total group size.”

  • The cost of Childcare Centers and Type A Homes has gone up from 2010-2018. The cost of Type B Homes has slightly decreased from 2010-2018.
  • In general, Childcare centers cost slightly more than Type A Homes, while Type A Homes cost more than Type B Homes.

All data were collected from the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services Fair Market Survey, conducted every two years.

Between years, Springfield (and Clark County) have changed county clusters, meaning that from year-to-year childcare costs may be compared to a different group. For example, the rise in childcare costs in 2014 and subsequent fall was at least partly due to being categorized into a different cluster.

In 2010, Childcare Centers and Type A Homes were counted together rather than separated.

This post was last updated on 10 July 2019.

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